The Matrix Reloaded
The trailer for that has given me precisely zero interest in it. I'd expect them to at least try and hide what a total retread of the first film it is, but no, just about every scene looks to be a remake of one we've already seen.No Time to Die
Finally got to see this. I enjoyed it. Nothing like as good as Casino
but comfortably Craig's third best outing. The action was a big step up from SPECTRE
(in that it was actually exciting) with the caveat that some of the fight scenes were a little confusingly edited. I enjoyed the slightly darker portrayal of M in this one. Still didn't like Waltz as Blofeld.
As for the two major character deaths, I called both ahead of time, but to be fair I think they both worked.
My biggest gripe was that the villain was so underwhelming; Malek is a fantastic actor but he really wasn't given much to work with in the part and felt wasted. Also his leap from "revenge against those who wronged me" to "murder everyone" kinda came out of nowhere and wasn't explained or justified at all. And given the fuss that was made over them hiring people like Phoebe Waller-Bridge to rewrite the female characters, I thought the female characters were almost uniformly undercooked. Lashana Lynch as the new 007 was the worst offender - her character was entirely cardboard and forgettable. To make matters worse, Ana de Armas, far and away the most memorable of the three leading ladies, was only in the film for like 10 minutes.
Still, overall I thought it was a solid if middling Bond entry. It was undeniably very "Craig" in style and tone.
Oh yeah, and Billie Eilish's theme song sucked.